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Health: Chemotherapy

Volume 694: debated on Thursday 26 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What consideration has been given to the implications of allowing co-payments for treatments such as chemotherapy available on the National Health Service. [HL4865]

Allowing co-payments would risk creating a two-tier service, undermining the core principle of the National Health Service that treatment is provided free at the point of use, based on clinical need, not ability to pay.